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NEW WORK ON KNITTING 

NINTH EDITION. 



FIRST SERIES 



KNITTER'S COMPANION. 



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T HE Ninth Edition of the First Series of the “ Knitter’s Companion” being required, we have 
great pleasure in presenting it to our numerous patronesses, entirely revised, and corrected, con- 
taining several New Stitches and Good Practical Working Directions for Stockings, Socks, Mittens, 
&c., in accordance with the latest fashion. It being well known that all articles knitted by hand are 
far preferable to woven ones, and many of the former Works on Knitting being out of print, numerous 
applications from all parts have been made for the present Work; it is hoped it will fully meet the 
wishes expressed. Several New Patterns have been added. Cornelia Mee. 

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CHILDS KNITTED SOCK. 

One oz. of the finest Shetland Wool, or Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.’s No. 30 Knitting 
Cotton, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 17. 

Cast 18 stitches on each of 2 pins, and 17 on the 3rd. 

1st round. Seam 1, knit 1, seam 1,*, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Seam 3,*, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *, repeat these 2 rounds until 32 are 
done, the centre stitch of the 3 at the beginning of the round to be kept for the seam stitch, 
up the sock, and to be knit and seamed alternately. 

33rd round. Knit all the stitches, except the seam, knit 30 rounds in this manner then 
divide the stitches and take 13 stitches on each side of the seam stitch, making 27 stitches 
for the heel, these are now knitted in rows, alternately seamed, and knit until 16 are done, 
then decrease in the following manner : knit to within 3 stitches of the seam, knit 2 stitches 
together, knit 1, then the seatn stitch, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over the 
knit 1, and knit to the end of the row, repeat the decreasing in every alternate row until 5 
decreasings are done, then knit 2 rows, divide the stitches on two needles and cast them off, 
taking a stitch from the end of each, take up the 26 stitches across the instep and 1 5 stitches 
down each side of the heel, decrease every 3rd round on each side of the instep by knitting 
2 together, till 4 decreasings are done, knit 36 rounds without decreasing, divide the stitches 
on 2 needles, taking the stitches that remain of the heel on one needle, and the instep on 
the other, knit the 1st stitch of the instep, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to 
within 3 stitches of the end of the needle, knit 2 together, knit 1, decrease on the other 
needle in the same way, making 4 decreased stitches in the round, knit 2 rounds without 
decreasing, repeat the decreasing with 2 plain rounds between 4 times cast off. 






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This sock is also pretty with an open pattern for the leg. 

Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.’s Knitting Cotton, No. 16, and No. 17 Steel Needles, 

Knit the 32 round of ribs at the top of the sock, then knit the following pattern for the leg 
and instep : knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, seam 1, repeat. Every round is the same. 

This sock, in Scotch yarn and Pins No. 15, is a good size for a boy of eight years 
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KNITTED SOCK, LARGER SIZE. 

Two ozs. of Andalusian yarn, and 4 No. 16 Steel Needles. 

Cast on 65 stitches, 20 on each of the 2 first needles, and 25 on the 3rd. 

1 st round. Seam 1, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Knit 1, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. Repeat these 2 rounds until 34 
are done, knit 54 rounds for the leg, then divide the stitches and take 33 stitches for the 
heel, these are now knitted in rows alternately, seamed and knit till 20 are done, then 
decrease in every knit row till 4 decreasings are done, knit to within 3 stitches of the seam, 
knit 2 together ; knit 1, then the seam stitch, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch over 
the knit 1, knit to the end of the row, knit 2 rows and cast off, take up 18 stitches down each 
side of the heel and 28 stitches left for the instep, decrease on each side of the instep in 
every fourth round by knitting 2 together, when 4 decreasings are done knit 48 rounds 
without decreasing, divide the stitches and knit the 1st stitch of the instep, slip 1, knit 1, 
pass the slipped stitch over, knit to within 3 of the end of the instep, knit 2 together, knit 1, 
slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to within 3 stitches of the end of the foot part, 
knit 2 together, knit 1, this will decrease 4 stitches in the round, knit 2 rounds without 
decreasing, repeat the decreasing in every 3rd round until 5 decreasings are done, knit 2 
rounds and cast off. i 

This sock is also very pretty in cotton, with open work for the leg. Messrs. Walter 
Evans and Co.’s Knitting Cotton, No. 24, and Steel Needles No. 18. Knit the 34 rounds 
of ribs for the top of the sock, then the following pattern for the leg and instep, keeping 2 
plain stitches on each side of the seam. 






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ist round. Make I, knit I, make i, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, repeat. 

2nd round. Plain knitting. 

3rd round. Make 1, knit 3, make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, 
repeat. 

4th round. Plain knitting. 

r 5th round. Knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 1, make 1. 

6th round. Plain knitting. 

7th round. Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, make 1, knit 3, 
make 1. 

8th round. Plain, repeat from the ist round ; the heel and under part of the foot to be 
knit plain. This makes a pretty spider net pattern, that is also pretty for shawls, 6 stitches 
to a pattern. 

KNITTED SOCK, 3 rd size. 

Three ozs. Andalusian yarn, and Needles No. 16. 

Cast on 89 stitches, 29 on the first needle, and 30 on each of the other two. 

The ist stitch in every round to be knit and seamed alternately for the seam up the 
sock, knit 2 and seam 1 alternately, knit 48 rounds in this manner, then knit 68 rounds of 
plain knitting, still keeping the seam stitch, divide the stitches for the heel, and take 21 on 
each side of the seam stitch, making 43 altogether for the heel, knit these 43 stitches in rows 
backwards and forwards, ist row plain knitting, except the seam stitch, which seam. 

2nd row. Knit the 2 first and last stitches, seam the remainder, repeat these 2 rows 
i). until 32 are done, divide the stitches on three needles, take 17 on the ist, 9 on the 2nd, and 

17 on the 3rd, knit the 9 stitches backwards and forwards, and at the end of each take off 
one of the 17 and knit it on the needle with the 9, at the beginning of each row knit 2 
together, when only 7 stitches remain on the side needles, take one with the last stitch of 
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stitches from each side of the heel and the 46 left for the instep, decrease in every 3rd round 
on each side of the foot by knitting the 2 last of the foot part together, knit off" the instep 
stitches, then slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the round, 
repeat this in every 3rd round till 5 decreasings are done, knit 62 rounds without decreasing, 
divide the stitches equally on 3 needles, and decrease one at the beginning of each needle 
till only 3 stitches remain, cast off. 

This sock in Scotch yarn is a good size for a gentleman. 

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KNITTED SOCK FOR A BOY TEN YEARS OF AGE. 

Quarter of a pound of Scotch yarn, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 15. 

Cast on 69 stitches, 24 on each of 2 needles, and 21 on the third. 

1st round. Seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Seam 3, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from * ; repeat these 2 rows alternately 
till 36 are done, the centre stitch of the 3 at the beginning of the round to be kept for the 
seam stitch up the sock, and to be knit and seamed alternately, knit 64 rounds for the 
leg, then divide the stitches and take 18 each side of the seam stitch, making 37 for the 
heel : these are now knitted in rows, alternately seamed and knit until 24 are done, then, 
decrease in every knit row till 5 decreasings are done, knit to within 3 stitches of the seam, 
knit 2 together, knit 1, then the seam stitch, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slip stitch ovet 
the knit 1, knit to the end of the row, knit 2 rows and cast off, take up 20 stitches down each 
side of the heel, and 32 stitches left for the instep, decrease every 3rd round on each side of 
the instep by knitting 2 together, when 5 decreasings are done knit 56 rounds without 
decreasing, divide the stitches, knit the xst stitch of the instep, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped , 

stitch over, knit to within 3 stitches of the end of the instep, knit 2 together, knit 2, slip 1, 
knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to within 3 of the end of the foot part, knit 2 
together, knit 1, this will decrease 4 stitches in the round, repeat tire last round and 2 plain 
ones till 7 decreasings are done, then cast off. 




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KNITTED STOCKINGS FOR A LITTLE BOY OF FOUR OR FIVE 

YEARS OLD. 

Four ozs. of scarlet Andalusian yarn, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 17, are required. 

Cast 30 stitches on each of 3 needles, seam 1, knit 2, repeat. 

Knit 80 rounds in this way. 

81st round. Seam 1, knit 2 together, knit to within 2 of the end of the round, knit 2 
together, decrease as in the 81st round in every 7th round till 7 decreasings have been made, 
knit 57 rounds without decreasing. 

Then divide for the heel, and take 19 stitches on each side of the seam, knit in rows 
instead of rounds, still seaming 1 and knitting 2 as in the leg. 

Knit 20 rows, then take 5 stitches from the centre on to another needle. 

Knit these 5, knit 2 together off each of the side needles on to the centre one till the 
stitches on the centre needle are increased to 11, then take one stitch off each of the side 
needles, and knit together with the last on the centre needle as one till all are knitted off 
the side needles, then take up 12 stitches down each side of the heel, and decrease in every 
alternate row on each side of the foot part till 8 decreasings have been made. 

Knit 24 plain rounds, divide the stitches for the toe, and take two stitches from the end 
of each needle, making four on each of 2 needles, the remainder equally divide on 2 needles, 
and decrease on each side of these 4 stitches in every alternate round till the stitches are 
reduced to 24, then take 12 on each of two needles, and cast them off together. 

This stocking knitted in coarse wool, with No. 15 needle, would fit a much older child. 

LADY’S STOCKINGS. 

i Five ozs. Andalusian yarn, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 18. 

Cast on each of 2 needles 40 stitches, and on the 3rd needle 37, knit 2 and seam 2 
alternately for 40 rounds. 

41st round. Knit all the stitches till the last on 3rd needle, which seam ; repeat the last 
row 201 times more. 



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243rd round. Knit 2 together, knit the remainder of round plain till you have 3 stitches 
left, knit 2 together, seam the last, knit 8 plain rounds. 

252nd round. Same as 243rd, knit 8 plain rounds, and decrease in the 9th till you have 
made 9 decreasings, knit plain for 96 rounds, now divide the stitches for the heel, take 24 
stitches on each side of the seam stitch, leaving the remaining 50 stitches on another needle 
for the instep. JL 

For the heel. Knit and seam alternate rows for 53 rows the 24 stitches on each side of 
the seam, still keeping the seam down the centre, fold the heel in half, and at the end, where 
the wool is, take a third needle, and take 1 stitch from each needle, knit it together as one ; 
continue this till you come to the last stitch on each pin and the seamed stitch, knit all three 
together as one, then cast off in the usual way, take up 30 stitches on each side of the heel, 
there should now be no stitches on the 3 needles, knit 1 round plain. 

2nd round. *, take 1 stitch off the instep pin, and 1 off the heel pin, knit them together 
as one ; repeat this on the other side of the instep ; knit 8 plain rounds, and repeat from * 
twice more, there should now be 104 stitches on the pins, knit 72 plain rounds, then decrease 
every other round as the 2nd round after taking up the heel, for 36 rounds, then knit 24 
rounds, decreasing in every round, there will now be 20 stitches on the needle, take 10 on 
each of 2 needles, and with a third knit them together, and cast off, in the same manner as 
the heel ; this completes the stocking. 

These are very pretty in 3 shades of Andalusian yarn, say violet, grey and white. 

Knit 6 rounds of each, or for a small stocking, Pyrenees knitting silk, in skeins. 

This is a good pattern for a gentleman’s stocking in Scotch yarn. 

GENTLEMAN’S SOCKS. 

A VERY GOOD PATTERN, SMALL SIZE. H 

Five ozs. Coarsest Brown Scotch yarn, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 14. 

Cast on 81 stitches, 24 on each of 2 needles, and 33 on the 3rd. 

1st round. Knit 1, seam 1, repeat ; knit 24 rounds in this manner, the last stitch of each 
round to be knit and seamed alternately and throughout the sock. 



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25th round. Knit 3, seam 1, repeat ; knit 24 rounds the same. 

49th round. Knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat 
from * till within 3 of the seam, knit 2 together, knit 1 ; there will now be only two stitches 
in the rib to knit on each side of the seam. 

50th round. Knit 2, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat from # at the end knit 2, knit 18 rounds 
the same as last. 

69th round. Knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over *, knit 3, seam 1, repeat 
from * till within 3 of the end ; knit 2 together, knit 1. 

70th round. Knit 5, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat from *, at the end knit 5, knit 2 rounds the 
same as the last. 

83rd round. Knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 2, *, seam 1, knit 3, 
repeat from *, at the end knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1. 

84th round. Knit 4, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat from *, at the end knit 4; knit 12 
rounds the same as last. 

97th round. Knit I, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 1, *, seam 1, knit 3, 
repeat from *, knit to within 4 of the end, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1. 

98th round. Knit 3, seam 1, repeat, knit 20 rounds the same as the last. 

Divide the stitches for the heel, and take 17 on each side of the seam stitch, and now the 
knitting must be done in rows instead of rounds, till 30 rows are done, then divide the 
stitches on 3 needles, take 15 on the 1st, 5 on the 2nd, and 15 on the 3rd, knit the 5 stitches 
on the second needle, and knit off one from the 3rd needle, turn, seam 2 together, seam 5, 
seam off one stitch from the 1st needle, turn, knit 2 together, knit 4, knit off one stitch from 
the 3rd needle, continue to knit off one stitch at the end, and to knit 2 together at the 
beginning, till all the side stitches have been let off, take up 17 stitches on each side of those 
that remain on the 2nd needle down each side of the heel, and the 38th left for the instep 
knit in rounds, keeping the ribs the same in the instep part, and plain for the foot ; decrease 
in every 3rd round on each side of the foot by knitting the last two stitches of the foot part 
together, knit off the instep stitches, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the 
end of the round, repeat the decreasing in every 3rd round 6 times, knit 50 plain rounds (the 






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instep to be no longer ribbed) then decrease for the toe, knit the two last but one of the foot 
part together, knit the last: knit the 1st stitch of the instep, slip i, knit I, pass the slipped 
stitch over, knit the two last but one together, knit i, knit the first stitch of the foot part, 
slip i, knit i, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the round: repeat this 
decreasing in every alternate round until only io stitches remain, take 5 on each needle and 
cast off. 

A smaller size can be made by substituting Andalusian yarn for the Scotch yarn. 
GENTLEMAN'S KNITTED SOCKS. 

A VERY GOOD PATTERN. 

9 ozs. each of Crimson and Grey Scotch Lambswool yarn, and 4 Short Needles, No. 15, are 

required. 

Cast 26 stitches on each of two needles, and 28 on the third, with crimson. 

1st round. Knit 2, seam 2, repeat, knit 30 rounds in this manner, join the grey, seam one 
stitch, knit the remainder plain, knit in this way 8 rows of the grey and 4 of crimson, till 7 
stripes of each are done, then divide for the heel; knit 21 stitches beyond the seam with the 
crimson, join the grey, and seam back the 21 stitches, knit the seam stitch, seam 21 ; these 43 
stitches are to be knit in rows instead of rounds, alternately knit and seamed in stripes of 

8 and 4, as in the leg ; when 3 stripes of grey are done, knit 17 stitches with crimson ; knit 

9 on to a third needle, knit the remaining 17, turn, seam the 17 and the 9, seam 2 
together off the last needle on to the needle with the 9, turn, knit the two first needles, 
knit 2 together off the last needle on to the centre one, knit to the end, continue to knit 
and seam these stitches, always taking 2 together off the side needles on to the centre one, 
till you have 17 stitches on the centre needle, continue to knit and seam in the same 
manner as before; but instead of taking two together off the side needles, at each end of the 
centre, take one from the side and knit it together with the last from the centre needle as 
one till all the stitches from the side needles are knitted off ; this will leave 17 stitches on 



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the needle; then take up 16 stitches down each side of the heel, and with the 37 left for the 
instep knit in rounds, 8 of grey and 4 of crimson ; decrease in every alternate round by 
knitting 2 together at the end of the needle before the instep, and at the beginning of the 
first needle after the instep stitches ; decrease six times in this way, then make four 
decreasings in the same places, but in every third round ; knit 60 rounds without de- 
creasing, then knit the toe with grey, and divide the stitches on 2 needles, taking half from 
the instep and the remainder from the foot ; then take 2 stitches from each end of these 
needles, making four on each of 2 needles, and decrease on each side of these 4 stitches in 
every alternate round, till only 10 stitches remain on each; then cast off. 

For a small sock, use scarlet and black Andalusian yarn, and Needles No. 16. 

GENTLEMAN'S KNITTED SOCKS. 

In Scarlet and Black Andalusian yarn, with Needles No. 17. 

Cast on 1 19 stitches, 40 stitches on each of 2 needles, and 39 on the 3rd. 

Knit 4 rounds of each alternately. 

1st round. Seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Seam 3, *, knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *, continue these 2 rounds till 56 are 
done, knit 108 rounds for the leg, either in ribs or plain, then divide the stitches, and take 
33 on each side of the seam stitch, making 67 in all for the heel, the remaining 52 for the 
instep, the 67 stitches are now knit backwards and forwards in rows alternately seamed and 
knit till 35 rows are done, then decrease in every knit row, knit to within 3 stitches of the 
seam, knit 2 together, knit 1, then the same stitch, knit 1, slip one, knit one, pass the slip 
^ stitch over, knit to the end of the row, repeat the decreasing 7 times, then seam 1 row, knit 

1 row, cast off to form the heel, take up 36 stitches down each side of the heel, and the 52 
for the instep, decrease in every 3rd round on each side of the foot, knit the 2 last stitches 
of the 1st needle together, knit all the stitches for the instep, then begin the 3rd needle by 
slipping the 1st stitch knit the 2nd, pass slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the round 




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repeat this, decreasing in every 3rd round, 8 times, knit 106 plain rounds, then decrease for 
the toe, knit the 2 last stitches but one of the 1st needle together, knit the last stitch, knit 
the first stitch of the instep, slip a, slip 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit the 2 last stitches 
but one together, knit 1, knit ihe 1st stitch of the last needle, slip 1, knit 1 ; pass the slipped 
stitch over, knit to the end of the round, repeat this decreasing in every 3rd round until you 
have only 20 stitches left on the instep needle, and the same on the other 2 needles, put them 
together, and cast off. 

GENTLEMAN'S STOCKINGS. 

£ lb. of coarse Scotch yarn, and 4 Steel Needles, No. 15. 

Cast on 123 stitches. 

1st round. Seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, *, knit 4, seam 4, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Seam 3, *, knit 4, seam 4, repeat from *, repeat these 2 rounds until 45 are 
done, keep the centre stitch of the 3 for the seam of the stocking, and knit and seam it 
alternately; next round after the seam knit 4, *, seam 2, knit 6, repeat from * at the end, 
knit 4, the ribs of 6 and 2 to be kept throughout the stocking, excepting in the under part of 
the foot and toe, knit 46 rounds in this manner; next round after the seam stitch pick up a 
stitch and knit it, knit 4 more, *, seam 2, knit 6, repeat from * to the end, pick up a stitch 
before the seam stitch and knit it, then the seam, this will increase 2 stitches in the round, 
knit 25 rounds, repeat the increasings on each side of the seam, knit 15 rounds, repeat the 
increasings — there will now be 8 knit stitches on each side of the seam — knit 8 rounds ; next 
round, after the seam knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to within 3 of 
the seam, knit 2 together, knit 1, this will decrease 2 stitches in the round, repeat the 
decreasing in every 6th round till 14 decreasings have been made altogether, knit 18 rounds, 
divide the stitches for the heel, and take 25 on each side of the seam, making 51 in all for 
the heel, these are knitted backwards and forwards, the stitches in the alternate row to be 
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seaming and knitting the whole row, and every fourth row decrease, knit to within 3 of the 
seam stitch, knit 2 together, knit 1, then the seam, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped 
stitch over, knit to the end of the row, repeat the decreasing 4 times, then cast off to form the 
heel, take up 35 stitches down each side of the heel, and the stitches that were left for the 
instep (these you continue to rib in 6 and 2) decrease every 4th round on each side of the 
foot by knitting the 2 last stitches of the foot together, knit off the instep stitches, then slip 
1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, repeat the decreasings in the same places in every 
4th round until 7 are done, knit 72 rounds without decreasing, and now the stitches are all 
to be knit, decrease for the toe, knit the 2 last stitches but one of the foot part together, 
knit 1, knit the 1st stitch of the instep, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit the 
2 last stitches but one of the instep together, knit i,knit the 1st stitch of the foot part, slip 1, 
knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the round, repeat this decreasing in 
every third round till only 34 stitches remain, put the needles together and cast off. For a 
stocking for a youth, use Andalusian yarn, Needles No. 17. 



KNITTED STOCKINGS FOR A LITTLE BOY FROM EIGHT TO TEN 

YEARS OF AGE. 

4 ozs. Magenta and Black Andalusian yarn, 4 Steel Needles, No. 16. 

Cast on 30 stitches on each of 3 needles. 

1st round. Seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, * knit 2, seam 2, repeat from *. 

2nd round. Seam 3, *. knit 2, seam 2; repeat from *. 

Continue these 2 rounds till 67 are done, then knit 66 rounds, seaming only the centre 
stitch of every other round, till 70 rounds are done, then decrease in every 5th round until 
5 decreasings are done, knit to within 3 stitches of the seam, knit 2 together, knit 1, then 
the seam stitch, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the 
round, repeat this decreasing in every 5th round, knit 72 rounds, then divide the stitches 
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for the instep. Knit the 39 stitches backwards and forwards in rows, alternately knit and 
seamed, until 30 are done, then decrease in every other knit row, knit to within 3 of the seam, 
knit 2 together, knit 1, then the same stitch, knit 1, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch 
over, knit to the end of the row, repeat the decreasings 3 times, then seam 1 row, knit 1 row, 
put the 2 needles together and cast off to form the heel, take up 20 stitches down each side 
of the heel, and the 41 for the instep, decrease in the 6th round on each side of the foot, 
knit the 2 last stitches of the 1st needle together, knit all the stitches for the instep, slip the 
1st stitch of the 3rd needle, knit the second, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of 
the round, repeat this decreasing in the 12th round. 

Knit 64 plain rounds, then decrease for the toe, knit the 1st needle all but 3 stitches, knit 
2 together, knit 1, knit the 1st stitch of the next needle, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch ■ 
over, knit to within 3 of the end of this needle, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit the 1st stitch of 
last needle, slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over, knit to the end of the round, repeat 
this decreasing in every 3rd round, until you have only 14 stitches left on the instep needle, 
divide the stitches equally on 2 needles and cast off. This stocking looks well done in ribs 
instead of stripes, the top part is knitted the same as in this one, the leg in ribs of 2 knit and 
one seamed, this is continued to the heel and down the instep, but not in the foot part, that 
is done in plain knitting. If knitted in Scotch yarn, instead of Andalusian, it makes a good- 
sized stocking. 

SLEEPING SOCKS. 

3 ozs. White 4-thd. Fleecy, and Bone Pins, No. 10. 

Cast on 32 stitches, knit 10 rows, increasing one stitch at the beginning of every row, 
knit 14 rows, increasing one stitch at the beginning of every alternate row, knit, 15 stitches 
for the toe (from the end were the last increasing was made) backwards and forwards for 
30 rows, then cast on 34 to correspond with those left from the 15, knit 14 rows, decreasing 
one stitch at the beginning of every alternate row at the toe end, then knit 10 rows, de- 
creasing one stitch at the beginning of every row, cast off; for the instep take up 15 stitches 



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across the 30 rows for the toe, and knit 34 rows, taking up one stitch from those that 
remain at the sides, and knitting it together with the last stitch of every row as one ; when 
34 rows are done 17 stitches will still remain on each side, put them all on one needle, and 
knit 20 rows, then knit 20 rows, knitting 2 stitches and seaming 2 alternately, knit 6 plain 
rows and cast off. 

RAISED KNITTING IN STRIPES, WITH OPEN WORK BETWEEN. 

Engraving No. i. 

FOR A COUNTERPANE. 

Messrs. Walter Evans & Co’s 4-3thd. Knitting Cotton, of which 6 lbs. are required ; 

Needles No. 8. 

This is worked in stripes, either 26 or 30 stitches to a stripe. 

1st row. Knit 1, *, make 1, slip one the reverse way, knit 1 and pull the slip stitch over, 
knit 1, repeat from *, at the end knit 1. 

2nd row. Seam 1, *, make 1, seam 2 together, seam 2, repeat from *, at the end seam 1. 
The stripes should be united by taking up a loop from the side and drawing the cotton 
through, as in single crochet, and then a loop from the other side in the same way. 

This also makes a beautiful Couvre Pied in 12-thread fleecy, in stripes of bright violet, 
green, Victoria rose, and black, united with maize. For a good size Couvre Pied 6 ozs. of 
each colour are required, and 22 stitches for each stripe. 

NEW AND PRETTY STITCH. Engraving No. 2. 

FOR A COUVRE PIED IN BROAD AND NARROW STRIPES. 

1 lb. Black 12-thread Fleecy, f lb. each of Crimson and Green, and y lb. Maize. Pins No. 2. 
For the broad stripes cast on 23 stitches. 

1st row. Seam 1, *, seam 3 together, repeat from * till within one of the end, seam r. 

2nd row. Knit 1, make 1, *, knit 1, make 2 bypassing the wool in front and again round 






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the needle, repeat from* till within i of the end, make i, knit I, repeat these two rows alter- 
nately till the stripes are ij- yards long. For the narrow stripes cast on 14 stitches; the narrow 
stripes are all in black ; the broad stripes of rich crimson or scarlet and green, the narrow 
stripe of black dividing each colour ; it is united with maize, and a fringe looped into match 
the stripes. 

This makes an exceedingly pretty Anti-Macassar, knitted in stripes of 32 stitches wide, 
with Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.’s Crochet Cotton No. 2, and joined with their turkey- 
red, No. 2 Cotton ; 10 reels of the white and 2 of the coloured are required, and Pins No. 8. 

VERY PRETTY SHETLAND NECKERCHIEF. 

WHICH ALSO MAKES A LIGHT AND ELEGANT OPERA HOOD CAUGHT UP WITH ENDS OF 

RIBBON AT THE BACK. 

i oz. of Scarlet or Victoria Rose Shetland Wool, i-J ozs. of White, and 5 skeins Single Black 
Berlin Wool are required, and Pins No. 6. 

Cast on 160 stitches. 

With white knit 1st row. 

2nd row. Knit 2 together, knit plain till within two of the end, knit 2 together, repeat the 
plain and decreased rows alternately till 4 rows of white and 28 rows of scarlet are 
done ; knit 280 rows plain with white, join the scarlet, and knit 1 plain row, make a stitch at 
the commencement of every row for 27 rows more with scarlet; join the white wool and 
make a stitch at the beginning of each row for 4 rows; cast off. With scarlet take up 1 
stitch for every row at the side, knit 27 rows, making a stitch at the beginning of each, join 
the white, knit 4 rows in the same way, and cast off. 

Take up the stitches on the other side and knit the border to correspond; then sew the 
corners neatly up, and with the black Berlin wool doubled make a stitch over six rows of the 
knitting at distances shown in the engraving, about an inch apart. 

To make the fringe, about i oz. each scarlet and white Berlin wool will be required. Take 
a lonjc length 8 times double of scarlet and the same with white ; with scarlet wool tie the 



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scarlet firmly round at distances of about J an inch apart 5 times, and then the white 5 times, 
the scarlet 10 times, and so on alternately 5 times white and 10 times scarlet ; it is_ cut in half 
between where it is tied, and makes a very pretty ball fringe ; it is then fastened in loops to 
the neckerchief in distances of about 2 inches apart in the centre of the 10 scarlet balls. 

HERRING-BONE STITCH FOR A QUILT OR COUVRE PIED IN 
12-THREAD FLEECY. 

n 

Engraving No. 3. 

| lb. each of Black, Crimson, Green, and Maize, 5 lb. Violet, and a pair of Princess’s Pins. 
Cast on 14 stitches. 

1st row. Knit 1, *, make I, knit 3, pass the 1st of the 3 knit stitches over the other 2, 
repeat from * at the end, knit 1. 

2nd row. Knit 1, *, make 1 by passing the wool round the pin, seam 3, pass the 1st of 

I the 3 seam stitches over the other two, repeat from *, repeat these two rows alternately till 
the stripe is a yard and a half long, join the stripes with maize in single crochet in the 
following order, black, crimson, green, violet, green, crimson, black, tie in a fringe at each 
end of the stripes, and a tassel of maize wool to each ; join. 

RAISED HONEY-COMB KNITTING FOR COUVRE PIED, IN 
12 -THREAD FLEECY. 

Engraving No. 4. 

| lb. each of Turkish Rose, Violet, and Maize, 12-thd. Fleecy; £lb. Black and Green; 

5 lb. White. Pins N o. 6. 

Cast on 1 1 stitches. 

1st row. Knit I, *, knit the next stitch passing the wool three times round the pin, repeat 
from *, at the end knit 1. 



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2nd row. Knit I, *, knit the first turn of the stitch, but not let it off, pass the wool forward, 
seam the same, pass the wool back, knit and let off the stitch, pass the 2nd last stitch on the 
right-hand needle over the last, again pass the 2nd last stitch over the last, repeat from *, 
at the end knit i, repeat these two rows alternately till a yard and a quarter is done, work a 
row of single open crochet down each side of the stripe in white, the stripes to be joined with 
black in single crochet in the following order : Turkish rose, maize, violet, green, violet, 
maize, Turkish rose, a fringe of the colours of the stripes to be added at each end. 



GENTLEMAN’S WAISTCOAT. 

12 ozs. of dark Claret 8-thd. Wool, or 6 ozs. each of Violet and Black, and a pair of . 

Ivory Knitting Pins No. io. 

Cast on 91 stitches. 

1st row. Slip 1, *, seam 1, knit 1, repeat from * : every row is alike ; continue this knitting 
until about 27 inches are done ; knit a second piece exactly the same, and send them to a 
tailor to make up ; this knitting will not run down when cut, and it is the best way of 
insuring a good shape. If the back is wished in knitting also, cast on 135 stitches, and knit 
the same length. 

ANOTHER KNITTED WAISTCOAT. 

6 ozs. each of Blue and Black 8-thread Wool, and a pair of Pins No. 1 1, are required. 

Cast on 89 stitches with black. 

1st row. Knit 1, bring the wool forward, slip 1, pass the wool back, repeat, at the end 
knit 1. 

2nd row. Seam 2, *, pass the wool back, slip 1, bring the wool forward, seam 1, repeat 
from * at the end seam 2, join the violet, and knit 2 rows of each alternately till 27 inches 









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in length are done, knit another piece to correspond, and send them to a tailor with 
waistcoat of the size to which you wish it made up. 

This knitting can be cut without its ravelling out, and these waistcoats are extremely 
comfortable and are very much worn. They are also very pretty done in wool and silk, 
2 rows each of black 8-thd. wool and blue filoselle have a very good effect. 

PRETTY LIGHT COUNTERPANE IN STRIPES. 

Messrs. Walter Evans & Co.’s 4-3thd. Knitting Cotton, 5 lbs., and Bone Pins No. 8. 
Cast on 29 stitches. 

1st row. Knit 1, *, make 1, knit 3, pass the second last stitch on the right-hand needle 
over the last, again pass the second last stitch over the last, repeat from * at the end, knit 1. 
2nd row. Knit 1, *, make 1, seam 2, repeat from *. 

KNITTED FRINGE FOR COUNTERPANE. 

Messrs. Walter Evans & Co.’s Knitting Cotton, No. 4, 3-thd 
Cast on 12 stitches. 

1st row. Knit 2, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together; knit 6. 

2nd row. Knit 8, make 1, knit 2 together, make 1, knit 2 together; repeat these 2 rows 
alternately till you have the length you wish, then cast off 6 stitches and pull out the plain 

I stitches. 

LADY’S COMFORTER AND OPERA CAP . 
ij ozs. each of Scarlet and White Wool, and Bone Pins No. 10. 

Cast on 160 stitches with cerise, knit and seam alternate rows till 11 are done. 

Join the white, knit 1 row (2 knit rows will come together), and seam 1 alternately till 8 
are done ; join the cerise, knit 2 rows, seam 1 row, and knit 1 alternately till 6 more rows 




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are done ; repeat the stripe of white, and finish with one of cerise the same width as the 
beginning, draw up the knitting at the ends ; a long silk tassel at each end completes the 
comforter. 

This knitting is also very pretty for an opera cap, and then only loo stitches are required, 
and strings of ribbon at the ends instead of tassels. 

BABY’S SHOES. 

i oz. White 4-thd. Wool, and Steel Pins No. 15. 

Cast on 28 stitches. 

Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row for 8 rows, increase 1 stitch at the 
beginning of every other row till the stitches are increased to 38, knit 6 rows without 
increasing, the knitting throughout the foot part to be done as follows : — 

1st row. Knit 1 and seam 1 alternately. 

2nd row. Seam the stitches that were knit in last row, and knit those that were seamed. 

3rd row. Seam the stitches that were seamed in last row, knit the stitches that were knit. 

4th row. Knit the stitches that were seamed in last row, seam those that were knit. 

5th row. Same as 3rd. 

6th row. The same as 4th, repeat the last 4 rows alternately ; when the 6 rows without 
increasing are done, take 20 stitches from the end where the last increasing was made, 
leaving the 18 on another pin, knit 2 rows, in the 2nd leave 2 stitches on the needle at the 
toe end, turn, knit to the other end and back to the toe, leave 4 stitches on the needle, turn, 
knit to the other end, continue to leave 2 more stitches at the toe each time, until only 6 
stitches remain, knit these 6, knit these 6 again and one more, turn, knit to the end next 
row, knit 9, turn, knit to the end next row, knit 11, and so on, knitting 2 more stitches 
each time till all the stitches have been knit off, cast on 18 stitches to correspond with the 
18 left, knit 6 rows, knit 4 rows, decreasing one stitch at the beginning of every other row at 
the toe end, then decrease a stitch at the beginning of every row, till only 28 stitches remain 
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For the leg, take up 18 stitches on each side and 14 across the instep, knit in ribs of 2 
and 2 for 28 rows, cast on 1 stitch, and then knit 18 rows of brioche knitting, which is bring 
the wool forward, slip 1 the reversed way, knit 2 together, repeat, every row is alike, when 
18 rows are done, cast off, work a stitch of double crochet into the 1st rib, make 3 chain, 
work a stitch of double crochet into the next rib, repeat. 

Net on a mesh about half an inch wide 60 stitches with white wool, net one row with silk 
on a small round mesh, this is to form a rosette to be sewed on at the instep, take up 10 
stitches along the increased part of the toe, knit a row, knit 2 together at the beginning of 
each row till only 5 remain cast off, knit a piece on the other side to correspond, then sew 
up the shoe, and add a bow of ribbon. 

BABY’S SHOES. 

A VERY PRETTY PATTERN, 
i oz. White 4-thd. Wool, and Pins No. 19. 

Cast on 30 stitches, increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row for 21 rows 

1st row. Plain knitting. 

2nd row. Seamed. 

3rd and 4th rows. Plain knitting. 

5th row. Seamed. 

6th row. Plain knitting, repeat from 1st row, this will produce ribs of three and three; 
when 8 ribs are done, knit 18 stitches, *, then seam 1 stitch, knit 1, repeat from * to the end 
of the row, next row knit the stitches that were knit in last row and seam those that were 
seamed, till you come to the 18 for the toe, these are to be continued in ribs the same as in 
the foot part, repeat the 2 last rows till 6 are done, then knit the 18 in ribs for the toe and 
16 in alternate stitches (leaving the 17 that remain on another pin) till 1 1 more ribs are done, 
cast on 17 stitches to correspond with those left on the other side, and knit 2 ribs with the 
18 stitches, and the remainder in alternate stitches knit and seamed, then knit the whole of 
the stitches in ribs and decrease 1 stitch by knitting 2 together at the beginning of every 



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row till only 30 stitches remain, cast off, then take up 17 stitches for the leg where the 17 
were cast on, 18 stitches across the instep, and the 17 that were left on another pin, divide 
these on 3 pins, and knit in rounds, 2 plain and 2 seamed, alternately, till 2 rounds are done, 
next round *, make 1, knit 2 together, repeat from *, this is a row of holes for the cord to 
run through, knit 2 more rounds, knitting 2 and seaming 2 alternately. Seam 1 round, knit 
1 round; knit 10 rounds, knitting 2 and seaming 2 alternately. Next round, knit the 2 
stitches that were seamed in last round, and seam those that were knit ; next round, seam 
the 2 that were seamed in last round, knit the 2 that were knit ; knit 8 more rounds the same 
as the last, seam 2 rounds, knit 1 round, next round make 1, knit 2 together, repeat, seam 
3 rounds, and cast off ; a fine cord made of the wool, with little tassels at the ends, run into 
the row of holes, ties the shoe, sew up the heel and the straight part of the foot, then work a 
row of double crochet, taking up a loop to every 2 rows, unite it, and work round, taking 
every alternate loop till the stitches are reduced to one. This will form a circular piece that 
shapes the toe nicely. 

BABY’S SHOES. 

A VERY SIMPLE PATTERN. 

i oz. of Pink 4-thd. Wool; •§ oz. White, and Steel Knitting Pins, No. 14. If a smaller 
shoe is required, use No. 16 Pins. 

Cast on 30 stitches. 

Increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row for 8 rows, then increase 1 stitch at the 
beginning of every other row till 16 more rows are done, the stitches will now be increased to 
to 46 ; take 16 stitches from the end where the last increasing was made, and knit them 
backwards and forwards for 37 rows, leaving the remaining 30 stitches on another pin ; 
when the 37 rows are done, cast on 30 stitches and knit 16 row's, decreasing by knitting 2 
stitches together at the beginning of every alternate row, at the same side that the increasings 
were made, then decrease a stitch at the beginning of every row for 8 rows; cast off. For 
the little piece that shapes the toe, take up 12 stitches along the increased part from the toe 




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to the casting on, *, knit 2 together, knit the remainder plain, knit a row, repeat from * till 
only 3 remain; cast off. This completes the foot part. Take up 18' stitches across the 
instep, and 30 stitches on each side of them, keep the 30 stitches on each side on separate 
needles. 1st row, knit 1, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat from *, at the end take 1 stitch off the 
side needle, and knit it together with the last of the instep as 1 stitch. 2nd row, knit 1, *, 
seam 3, knit 1, repeat from *, at the end take 1 stitch off the side needle and knit it together 
with the last of the instep as 1 stitch, repeat these 2 rows until 24 are done, then put all the 
stitches that remain on to one needle for the leg, there should be 54. 

1st row. Knit 1, *, seam 1, knit 3, repeat from *, at the end knit 1. 

2nd row. Knit 1, * seam 3, knit 1, repeat from *, at the end knit 1. Repeat these 2 rows 
until 30 are done, then knit and seam alternate rows till 6 are done ; cast off. 

BABY’S SHOES. 

A VERY SIMPLE PATTERN, AND SMALL SIZE. 

i oz. White 4-thd. Wool, and Pins No. 16. 

Cast on 30 stitches. 

Knit 1 plain row, increase 1 stitch at the beginning of every row till you have 40 stitches, 
then decrease by knitting 2 stitches together at the beginning of every row till you have 30 
again, this forms the sole ; cast on 7 stitches for the heel, knit 1 row, and increase at the toe 
only till you have 45 stitches ; after the sole is done, knit 6 plain rows and 1 seamed row 
alternately, let off 22 on to another pin, and knit the 23 that remain for the toe backwards 
and forwards for 24 rows, then cast on 22 stitches to correspond with the other side, decrease 
by knitting 2 stitches together at the toe, which will be every other row till the stitches are 
reduced to 37 ; cast off. 

For the leg, take up the 22 stitches on each side and 12 across the instep, seam the next 
row, then make a row of holes for the ribbon to pass through ; this is done as follows : — Knit 
1 and pass the wool twice over the needle, knit 2 together ; knit 3 5 rows for the leg in the 
same pattern as the foot, and 8 rows seaming 3 and knitting 3 alternately. 



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BABY’S SHOES. — VERY PRETTY. 

2foz. skeins of White Wool, and Needles No. 16. 

Cast on 30 stitches. 

Knit 8 rows, increase one stitch at the beginning of each, knit 16 rows, increasing one 
stitch at the beginning of every other row for the toe. 

25th row. Knit 14, *, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, repeat from *. 

26th row. Make 1, seam 2 together, seam 2, repeat from * till only 14 remain, seam 2, 

knit 12, repeat the two last rows, until 36 are done. 

37th row. Knit 14, *, make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, repeat from * once, leave 24- 

stitches on the pin. 

Cast 24 stitches on the pin with the stitches for toe. 

38th row. *, make 1, seam 2 together, seam 2, repeat from * at the end, seam 2, knit 12, 
repeat the 25th and 26th rows till 48 are done, knit 16 rows, decreasing 1 stitch at the 
beginning of every other row at the toe, knit 8 rows, decreasing 1 stitch at the beginning of 
every row ; cast off. ' 

For the leg take the 24 stitches that were left on each side, knit 5 rows. 

6th row. Make 1, seam 2 together, repeat, knit 4 plain rows. 

nth row. Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2, repeat. 

12th. Make 1, seam 2 together, seam 2, repeat, continue the nth and 12th rows 
alternately till 32 are done, knit 6 plain rows, and cast off. 

A little crochet edging at the top is an improvement. 

KNITTED HOOD FOR A BABY.—v ery pretty. 

x oz. White 8-thd. Wool, and ijozs. of White 4-thd. Pins No. 9 and n. 

Cast on 64 stitches with No. 9 pins and 8-thd. wool. Knit n plain rows. 

1 2th row. Make 1, seam 2 together. 



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Knit 3 plain rows, seam I row, knit 3 plain rows; repeat from 12th row till 4 rows of holes 
are done, knit 3 plain rows ; cast off 22 stitches at each end, and knit the remaining 20 
stitches in the centre backwards and forwards till 6 rows of holes are done ; knit 3 plain rows, 
sew the 22 stitches that were cast off to the sides of this piece, keeping the 20 stitches on the 
needle, take up 16 stitches on each side along the ends of the rows, knit 6 plain rows ; cast off. 

This forms the hood. For the trimming, wind 2 skeins of the 4-thread wool double, and 
cast on 5 stitches with No. 11 pins. Knit 1 row 2nd row, insert the needle in the first 
stitch, wind the wool over the needle and the two first fingers of left hand twice, again over 
the needle, and knit the stitch, repeat this in every stitch to the end. 2nd row, knit the 
loops and the stitch together as one, repeat, when 50 rows of loops are done measure it with 
the plain rows in the front of the hood, and if sufficient, cast off; lay it on to the pla n rows, 
and sew it neatly at the outer edge, run it from the inside at the other. Knit a similar 
trimming for the back, but of 3 stitches instead of 5 ; about 24 rows of loops will be sufficient 
for the back. Lay it on to the plain rows in the same way, and sew it firmly at the edge, 
contracting it a little at the neck, run it from the inside at the other edge, then run a narrow 
white satin ribbon into each row of holes, add a bow of white satin at the back, and strings 
of the same. This completes the hood. It is sometimes trimmed with coloured ribbon, 
either pink or blue. 

SHELL KNITTING FOR COUNTERPANES. 

61 bs. of Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.’s No. 6, 3-thd. knitting cotton. 

Cast on 46 stitches. 

1st and 2nd rows. Plain knitting. 

3rd row. Knit 3, *, make 1, seam 2 together, repeat from *, at the end knit 3. 

4th row. Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit to within 5 of the end, knit 2 together, knit 3. 

5th row. Knit 3, seam 2 together, seam to within 5 of the end, seam 2 together, seam 3, 

6th row. Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit to within 5 of the end, knit 2 together, knit 3. 



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7th row. Knit 3, seam 2 together, seam to within 5 of the end, seam 2 together, knit 3. 

8th row. Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit to within 5 of the end, knit 2 together, knit 3. 

9th row. The same as 4th. 

10th row. The same as 5th. 

1 ith row. Same as 4th. 

12th row. Same as 5th. 

13th row. Same as 4th. 

Repeat from 4th row till the stitches are reduced to 6, knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 2, then 
knit 2, knit 2 together, knit 1, then knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1, then knit 1, knit 2 together, 
draw the first stitch over the last. 

These shells are joined together, the points sewed to the centre of the 46 stitches, and a’ 
knitted fringe added to trim the counterpane. 

KNITTED CLOUD OR NUBIS. 

8 ozs. White Shetland Wool, and a pair of No. 4 Wooden Pins are required. 

Cast on 220 stitches. 

1st row. Knit 1, seam 1, repeat. 

2nd and 3rd rows. Same as 1st. 

4th row. Make 1, knit 2 together, repeat. 

5th, 6th and 7th rows. Same as 1st. 

8th row. Knit 1, make 1, knit 2 together, repeat, at the end knit 1. Repeat from the 1st 
row till you have made the length you wish the cloud to be, then cast off and gather up the 
ends, and add a long tassel made of the wool to each end. 2 J yards is a good length for 
this number of stitches. 

There are two ways of wearing these elegant coverings : sometimes they are worn with one 
end over the head, the tassel hanging down to the side, and the remainder of the length 
wound round the shoulders ; at other times a piece of coloured ribbon or velvet is run into 




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one edge, about 12 inches from the tassels, the knitting is drawn up on this, put over th 
head, and the ends of velvet tied behind. 

Another pretty stitch for the same purpose ; cast on 220 stitches. 

1st row. Plain knitting. 

2nd row. Knit 2, *, seam 2 together, repeat from *, at the end knit 2. 

3rd row. Knit 2, *, make 1, knit 1, repeat from *, at the end knit 2, repeat the 2nd and 
3rd rows 3 times. 

10th row. Knit 2, *, seam 2 together, repeat from *, at the end knit 2. 
nth row. Knit 3, *, make 1, knit 1, repeat from *, at the end make 1. knit 2, repeat 10th 
and nth rows 3 times, then repeat from the beginning, knit the same length as in the former 
one, and finish with tassels. 



KNITTED SHA WL WITH ZEPHYR FRINGE. 

6 ozs. each of Pink and White i-thd. Wool, and a pair of Pins No. 4. 

Cast on 4 stitches with white. 

1 st row. Make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, pull the 1st of the 3 over the other 2. 

2nd row. With pink seamed. 

3rd row. Make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3, pull the 1st of the 3 over the other 2, make 1, knit 1. 
4th row. With white, seamed. 

5th row. Make 1, knit 1, *, make 1, knit 3, pull the 1st of the 3 over the other 2 ; 
repeat from *. 

6th row. With pink, seamed. 

7th row. Make 1, knit 1, *, make 1, knit 3, pull the 1st of the 3 over the other 2, repeat 
.from *, at the end make 1, knit 1. 

8th row. With white, seamed. 

Repeat from 5th row till the shawl is large enough, knit 2 rows of each colour. 

For the fringe, wind 3 skeins of pink together, fill a shuttle with white, work 1 stitch of 



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simple tatting on to the 3 threads of pink, *, miss a space of about half an inch, do another 
stitch of tatting, repeat from *, then cut the pink wool through the middle of each space, 
leaving the white, cut the fringe in lengths of about 8 inches, and loop them into the two 
sides of the shawl with single crochet, run a narrow pink satin ribbon through the holes 
across the neck, and add a bow of pink satin ribbon in the centre. 

PARISIAN KNITTED SHAWL , WITH VANDYKE BORDER. 

■i lb. Magenta 8-thd. Wool, 40Z. Laine Perdrix, 2 oz. each of Black and White 8-thd. Wool. 

Pins No. 6 for the centre, No. 9 for the Border. 

Cast on 3 stitches. 

1st row. Make 1, seam 1, slip 1, make 1, seam 1. 

2nd row. Make 1, seam 1, slip 1, seam 3. 

3rd row. Make 1, seam 1, slip 1, make 1, seam 2 together, slip 1, make 1, seam 1. 

4th row. Make 1, seam I, *, slip the long stitch, seam 2, repeat from *, at the end seam 3. 

5th row. Make 1, seam 1, *, slip 1, make 1, seam 2 together, at the end seam 1 instead 

of 2 together. 

Repeat the 4th and 5th rows alternately till the centre is large enough. 

For the border, with Laine Perdrix, or Panachd, cast on 18 stitches. 

1st row. Plain knitting. 

2nd row. Make 1, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit the remainder 
plain ; repeat these 2 rows till the stitches are reduced to 9. 

Next row. Make 1, knit the remainder, knit a plain row, repeat till the stitches are 
increased to 18, then repeat from the beginning, continue this until there is sufficient done 
to go round the sides of the shawl, allowing enough at the point for it to sit easily, then 
work a row of single open crochet in black along the straight edge of the border, missing 2 
rows or 1 rib of the knitting between each long stitch, work 1 row of white, then work round 
the points with white a stitch of double crochet, make 3 chain, miss 2 rows of the knitting, 



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repeat, work with black a stitch of double crochet into the 3 chain, make 3 chain, repeat 
The border is joined to the centre with single crochet in black, and one row of white and 
black, worked along the neck. 

KNITTED PETTICOAT FOR A BABY. 

2 ozs. Sky Blue or Cerise, 12-thds. Filoselle, and 4 oz. 2-thds. Super White Fleecy. Pins No. 8. 
Cast on 71 stitches with blue and knit 4 rows. 

5th row. Join the white, knit 2, *, make 1, knit 3, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped 
stitch over, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, repeat from *. 

6th row. Seamed. 

Repeat the 5th and 6th rows till 6 more are done. 

Join the blue, and knit 4 rows. 

17th row. Knit 1, *, slip 2, knit 3 with white, repeat from *, at the end knit 1. 

1 8th row. Knit 1, *, seam 3 with white, slip two blue, repeat from *, at the end knit 1. 
19th and 20th rows. The same as the 17th and 18th rows. 

2 1 st and 22nd rows. Knit plain with blue. 

23rd row. Knit 2, *, slip 2, knit 3 white, repeat from *, at the end knit 4. 

24th row. Seam 4, *, slip 2 blue, seam 3 white, repeat. 

25th and 26th rows. The same as the 23rd and 24th, join the blue and knit 2 plain rows. 
This finishes the border of the petticoat. 

For the centre join the white and knit 4 rows alternately plain and seamed. 

5th row. *, knit 5, knit the next stitch, but not let it off, bring the wool forward, seam 
the same stitch, pass the wool back, knit it and let off the stitch, pull the 2nd last stitch on 
right-hand pin over the last twice, repeat from * seam and knit alternate rows until 5 more 
are done. 

Next row. Knit 2, *, knit the next stitch, but not let it off, bring the wool forward, seam 
it, pass the wool back, knit it and let off the stitch, knit 5 and repeat from *; repeat from 



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the beginning of the centre until you have made the length you wish, then join the blue and 
knit 8 rows in ribs of one and one ; cast off. 

This completes one breadth, 2 of which will be required. Join them with single crochet 
in blue silk and add a white elastic for the band. 

FOR A LADY'S PETTICOAT. 
iJTbs. of 4-thd. Scarlet Fleecy and f lb. White. Pins No. 9. 

Cast on 141 stitches with scarlet, knit 4 rows. 

5th row. Join the white, knit 1, *, make 1, knit 3, slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped 
stitch over, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, repeat from *. 

6th row. Seamed. 

Repeat the 5th and 6th rows till 8 more are done. 

Join the scarlet and knit 4 rows. 

Repeat the 5th and 6th rows till 8 more are done with white, knit 2 rows of scarlet. 

29th row. Knit 3 with white, slip 2 stitches, repeat. 

30th row. Seam the white stitches, slip the scarlet. 

31st and 32nd rows. The same as 29th and 30th. 

33rd and 34th rows. Knit plain with scarlet. 

35th row. Knit 1 with white, *, slip 2, knit 3 with white, repeat from *. 

36th row. Seam the white stitches, slip the scarlet. 

37th and 38th rows. The same as 35th and 36th, knit 2 rows of scarlet. 

This completes the border of the petticoat. 

For the centre knit and seam alternate rows of scarlet till 18 are done. Knit 1 row of 
white, seam and knit alternate rows of scarlet till 1 5 are done, knit 1 row of white, knit a 
stripe of 13 rows scarlet, 1 row of white, then a stripe of 11, 9, and 7 rows with 1 row of 
white between each, knit 6 stripes with 5 rows of scarlet and 1 row of white between each, 
knit 1 row of white, seam 1 row of scarlet, then knit 24 rows in ribs of 2 and 2 ; cast off. 
Three breadths will be required. Join them with single crochet and add an elastic band. 



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THE ALEXANDRA COUVRETTE. 

3 ozs. Cerise 12-thd. filoselle, ij ozs. each of Black, Humboldt and White 8-thd. Wool, and 
i^oz. Maize Filoselle. A Pair of Pins, No. 6, and a Large Alliance Needle, are required. 

Cast on 5 stitches with cerise, *, knit 5 stitches, pull the 2nd last stitch on the right hand 
pin over the last 4 times, turn, cast on 4 stitches, repeat from * till you have made 29 
Vandykes, then take up the loop between the 2nd and 3rd Vandykes from this end, draw the 
wool through, pass the 1st stitch on the needle over the last. 

Knit another Vandyke, take up the loop between the 3rd and 4th, draw the wool through, 
pass the first stitch on the needle over the last. Repeat this till all the Vandykes have been 
united, join the white wool, work 1 stitch of double crochet into the point of each Vandyke 
and one long stitch into the loop between each, work down the other side to correspond, 
work a row of long stitches in Humboldt on each side of the white, then a row of double 
crochet in black ; this completes one stripe, 5 of which will be required for the couvrette. 

The stripes to be joined in single crochet, with maize filoselle, thus : take up the first loop 
of black, draw the silk through, take the first loop from another stripe, draw the silk through 
that and the loop on the needle, take the 2nd loop from the first stripe, draw the silk through 
that and the loop on the needle, repeat this till all the loops are joined, make tassels of 
cerise, white, black, and Humboldt, and fasten one to each end of the stripes: a smaller tassel 
of gold and black to each end of the joining completes the couvrette. 

This also is very handsome for a 

COUVRE PIED IN 11-THREAD FLEECY. 

^ lb. each of Magenta and Green, 1 lb. of Black, fib. of Maize, and f lb. of White and 
Violet are required, and a Queen’s needle. 

The whole of this can be done in crochet. 

Make a chain of 4 stitches, insert the needle in the 2nd loop and draw the wool through ; 



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repeat this in each of the two next loops, take up the wool and draw it through all 4 loops on 
the needle, make 4 chain, repeat from * till you have made 40 Vandykes, then take up the 
loop between the 2nd and 3rd vandyke, draw the wool through that and the one on the 
needle, work the same number of Vandykes on this side, and after each join to the next on 
the other side in the same way; join the black and work a stitch of double crochet into the 
point and a long stitch into the loop between each vandyke. 

Work on the other side to correspond. 

Work with maize one stitch of double crochet into each loop of blade 

Work the same on the other side. 

This completes one stripe. 

Make 4 stripes of crimson, 3 each of green, 1 violet, join them with white in the same way 
as the preceding couvrette, and add tassels at each end of the stripes. 

KNITTED INSERTION FOR TRIMMING CHILDREN’S THINGS. 

Messrs. Walter Evans and Co.’s Boar’s Head Cotton, No. 18, and Needles No. 17. 

Cast on 16 stitches. 

1st row. Knit 1, *, seam 2, knit 1, make 1, seam 2 together, knit 2, repeat from *, at the 
end knit 1. 

2nd row. Knit 1, * seam 2, make 1, seam 2 together, seam 1, knit 2, repeat from *, at the 
end knit 1 ; repeat these two rows alternately till you have made the length you wish. 

This is also very pretty in coarser cottons for petticoats. 

KNITTED CQMEORTER. 

3- lb. of 8-thread German Wool and Pins No. 8 are required. 

Cast on any number of stitches that will divide by three, and two stitches over for the edges. 

These comforters are not worn nearly so wide as they were, and about 59 stitches is a 
good width. 



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1st row. Plain knitting. 

2nd row. The same as ist. 

3rd row. Knit 1, *, seam 1, make 1, seam 2 together, repeat from * to the end of the row, 
knit 1 ; every row is like the 3rd ; when you have done the length you wish the comforter to 
be, knit 2 plain rows and cast off. 

A fringe, about 6 inches deep, looped into the knitting, completes the comforter. 

This is a very pretty and simple stitch for any other purpose. 

GENTLEMEN'S MUFFATTEES. 

1 oz. Scarlet Wool, 2 Steel Needles, No. 20. 

Cast on 33 stitches on 2 needles and 36 on the third ; seam 8 rounds, knit 8 rounds plain, 
seam 8 rounds, knit 8 rounds plain, seam 8 rounds, knit 1 round plain, rib in 3’s 84 rounds, 
knit 1 round plain, seam 8 rounds, knit 8 rounds plain, seam 8 rounds, knit 8 rounds plain, 
seam 8 rounds ; cast off. 

CHILDREN'S GAITERS. 

f lb. of 2-thd. White Fleecy is required, and a pair of No. 1 1 Pins. 

Cast on 22 stitches, and knit 16 plain rows, increasing at the toe every time; there will 
then be 30 stitches on the pin, 14 of which must be let off at the heel on to a 3rd pin; then 
knit 24 plain rows without increasing. Cast on as many extra stitches as you before let off, 
and knit 16 rows, decreasing 1 stitch every row at the toe until only 22 stitches are left. 
This completes the foot part. For the leg, take up 14 stitches on each side, and 12 in the 
centre, knit 20 plain rows without increasing, and afterwards increase 1 every 3rd row at 
each end .until 54 rows are done ; then knit 50 rows, knitting 2 stitches and seaming 2 
alternately, knit 6 plain rows, and cast off. 



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KNITTED COUVRE PIED. 

10 ozs. each of Green and Turkish rose, 5 of violet, 8 each of Black, Maize, and White 12-thd. 
Fleecy, and a Pair of Wooden Knitting Pins, No. 1, are required. 

Cast on 169 stitches with black. 

1st row. Seam 1, make 1, slip 1, repeat; at the end seam 1. 

2nd row. Seam 2 together, make 1, slip 1, repeat; at the end seam 1, instead of 2 together. 
Every succeeding row is like the 2nd. 

The colours to be arranged in the following order : — 4 rows of black, 4 of maize, 4 of white, 
16 of Turkish rose, 4 rows of white, maize, and black, 16 of green, 4 rows of black, maize, 
and white, 16 rows of violet, 4 rows of white, maize, and black, 16 of green, 4 rows of black, 
maize, and white, 16 of Turkish rose, 4 rows of white, maize, and black; cast off. A fringe 
of the different colours to be tied in— 2 lengths into the 4 rows of black, maize, and white, 
and 8 into each of the stripes of 16 rows. A skein of fleecy divided into 3 makes a good 
length for the fringe. 

This is also very pretty for a 



BASSINETTE COVER. 

i lb. 2 Shades of Pink, 2J ozs. of a Darker Shade, 8 ozs. White 8-thread Wool, and a Pair 

of Wooden Pins are required. 

Cast on 139 stitches, knit in the same stitch as Couvre Pied above 4 rows of each shade of 
pink from dark to light, *, 16 rows of white, 4 rows each of pink from light to dark, and back 
again to light ; repeat from * till 4 white stripes are done, knit 4 rows of each pink from 
light to dark ; cast off. Line it with pink quilted silk. 



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i oz. each of White, Black, and Grey, 8-thread Wool, and No. 10 Bone Pins. Wind one 
skein of each, and knit them as one. 

Cast on 21 stitches. 

1st row. Slip i,'*, seam i, knit i, repeat from *. Every row is alike. 

Continue this knitting till 24 inches are done, then gather up the top of the knitting, and 
draw it into 16 inches, cut one-eighth of a yard of velvet (on the cross is the best) 16 inches 
long, join it and gather it up to a point at one end, stitch the other edge of the velvet to the 
knitting, line the crown with silk of the same colour, and add a tassel to match the velvet 
crown, ; which may be either black, blue, violet, or any colour that suits the taste of the 
wearer; the lower part of the knitting to be turned up about 2 inches to the right side. 

LADY'S GAUNTLET MITTEN. 



5 Skeins of 8-thread German Wool, Pins No. 13. 



Cast on 33 stitches. 

Knit 16 rows. 

17th row. Knit 9 stitches, cast off 11, knit 13. 

1 8th row. Knit 13 stitches, cast on 1 1, knit 9, knit 70 more rows, then sew up the knitting, 
work a row of single crochet round the top and for the cuff part, work a row of long stitches, 
working one stitch between every rib of knitting in the hand part, then work in ribbed 
crochet backwards and forwards, increase one stitch at the beginning and end of every 4th 
row till 8 ribs are done, and then decrease in the same proportion, 1 stitch at the beginning 
and end of every 4th row, till the stitches are decreased to the original number, 44, then 
double the crochet, and hem the last row to the 1st of double crochet, leaving the row of 
long stitches for a ribbon to be run in ; then sew up the cuff part, and down the back of the 
hand, work three rows of herring-bone, beginning on the 9th stitch, and working it over two 
ribs of the knitting; miss 2 ribs between each row of herring-bone. 



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GENTLEMEN'S MUFF A TTEES. 

IN HONEYCOMB AND BRIOCHE KNITTING. 

2 Skeins Crimson and Black 8-thread Wool. Pins No. 12. 

Cast on 36 stitches. 

1st row. Bring the wool forward, slip 1, knit 2 together, repeat. 

Continue with this knitting till 18 rows are done. 

19th row. Seamed. 

20th row. Seam 1, slip 1, make 1, repeat. 

21st row. Seam 1, *, slip 1, seam 2, repeat from *. 

22nd row. Slip 1, make 1, seam 2 together, repeat. At the end of the row, seam I after 
seaming 2 together. 

23rd row. Seam 2, slip 1, repeat. 

24th row. Seam 2 together, slip 1, make 1, repeat, at the end of the row seam 1 instead 
of 2 together ; repeat the last 4 rows 6 times ; then knit 18 rows of brioche knitting, the 
same as at commencement. 

GENTLEMAN'S OVER-MITTEN. 

3 ozs. 4-thread Claret Fleecy or 8-thread German Wool, and 4 Needles No. 15 
Cast 16 stitches on each of 3 needles, and unite them in a round. 

1st round. Knit 2, seam 2, repeat. Continue this round until 18 are done. I 

19th round. Seam 1, knit 1, repeat. V 

20th round. Knit 1, seam 1, repeat. This will bring the seam stitch over the knitted one. 

Repeat the 19th and 20th rounds till 26 are done. 

27th round. Knit 1, seam 1, pick up a stitch, knit it, seam 1, pick up a stitch and knit it, 

*, seam 1, knit 1, repeat from *. 







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Continue to increase for the thumb, as in the 27th round, 2 stitches in every 4th round till 
18 stitches are increased, the increased stitches to come beyond the increase in the round 
before. The increasing must not interfere with the hand part or the thumb where the knit 
stitch must always come over the seamed : cast on 6 stitches, then divide the 24 stitches on 
to 3 needles and unite them in a round, knit 11 rounds seaming and knitting 1 stitch as 
before, cast off ; this completes the thumb. For the hand part, take up 6 stitches at the 
edge of the 6 cast on and knit them with the 48 stitches that remain for 1 5 rounds, alternating 
the stitch as before, knit 6 rounds in ribs of two as at the beginning, then cast off. 

This mitten has been much approved, and is the best receipt of the kind that has been 
published. 

KNITTED EDGING FOR TRIMMING CHILDREN'S THINGS. 

Messrs. Walter Evans & Co.’s Boar’s Head Cotton No. 20, and Needles No. 18. 

Cast on 8 stitches. 

1st row. Slip 1, knit 2, pass the cotton quite round the needle and seam 2 together, 
knit 1, pass the cotton twice round the needle and knit 2 plain. 

2nd row. Knit 3, seam 2, pass the cotton quite round needle and seam 2 together, seam 
1, knit 2. 

3rd row. Slip 1, knit 2, pass the cotton quite round needle and seam 2 together, knit 2, 
pass the cotton twice round the needle, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted 
one, knit 1. 

4th row, Knit 3, seam 1, knit 1, seam 1, pass the cotton quite round the needle and 
seam 2 together, seam 1, knit 2. 
t 5th row. Slip 1, knit 2, pass the cotton quite round the needle and seam 2 together, knit 3, 

pass the cotton twice round the needle, slip x, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the knitted 
one, knit 1. 

6th row. Knit 3, seam 1, knit 2 , seam 1, pass the cotton quite round the needle and 
seam 2 together, seam 1, knit 2. 



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7th row. Slip i, knit 2, pass the cotton quite round the needle, and seam 2 together, 
knit 4, pass the cotton twice round the needle, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch over the 
knitted one, knit 1. 

8th row. Knit 3, seam 1, knit 3, seam 1, pass the cotton quite round the needle and 
seam 2 together, seam 1, knit 2. 

9th row. Slip 1, knit 2, pass the cotton quite round the needle and seam 2 together, 
knit 5, pass the cotton twice round, slip 1, knit 1, pull the slipped stitch once, knit 1. 

10th row. Cast off 6, keep the one on the right hand needle and knit 1, seam 1, pass the 
cotton quite round the needle and seam 2 together, seam 1, knit 3. 

Repeat from 1st row. 

KNITTED CARRIAGE WRAPPER OR COUNTERPANE. 

1 lb. Scarlet 8-thd wool, f of White, J each Black and Maize. Pins No. 11. For a Counter" 
pane, Messrs. Walter Evans & Co.’s Knitting Cotton, No. 10, 5 lbs. and Pins No. 15- 
This forms a raised leaf on a plain ground, and makes a beautiful Counterpane. 

Cast on 3 stitches. 

1st row. Make 1, knit 1, repeat this twice more. 

2nd row. Make 1, knit 1, seam 3, knit 2. 

3rd row. Make 1, knit 3, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 3 

4th row. Make 1, knit 2, seam 5, knit 3. 

5th row. Make 1, knit 5, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 5. 

6th row. Make 1, knit 3, seam 7, knit 4. 

7th row. Make 1, knit 7, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 7. 

8th row. Make 1, knit 4, seam 9, knit 5. 

9th row. Make 1, knit 9, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 9. 

10th row. Make 1, knit 5, seam 11, knit 6. 

nth row. Make 1, knit 11, make r, knit 1, make 1, knit 11. 

1 2th row. Make 1, knit 6, seam 13, knit 7. 



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13th row. Make 1, knit 13, make 1, knit 1, make 1, knit 13. 

14th row. Make 1, knit 7, seam 15, knit 8. 

15th row. Make 1, knit 8, knit 2 together, knit n, knit 2 together, knit 8. 

16th row. Make 1, knit 8, seam 13, knit 9. 

17th row. Make 1, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 9, knit 2 together, knit 9. 

18th row. Make 1, knit 9? seam 11, knit 10. 

19th row. Make 1, knit 10, knit 2 together, knit 7, knit 2 together, knit 10. 

20th row. Make 1, knit 10, seam 9, knit ix. 

2 1st row. Make 1, knit 11, knit 2 together, knit 5, knit 2 together, knit xr. 

22nd row. Make 1, knit 11, seam 7, knit 12. 

23rd row. Make 1, knit 12, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 12. 

24th row. Make 1, knit 12, seam 5, knit 13. 

25th row. Make 1, knit 13, knit 2 together, knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 13. 

26th row. Make 1, knit 13, seam 3, knit 14. 

27th row. Make 1, knit 14, slip I, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over, knit 14. 

28th row. Make 1, knit the remainder. 

29th row. Make 1, knit 2 together, knit 2 together, knit the remainder plain, repeat the 
29th row until only 3 stitches remain. 

Knit 2 together, knit 1, cast off, when 4 pieces are done sew them together, the raised part 
of each to the centre, work a row of double crochet in black all round, join them in alternate 
squares of white and scarlet, in single crochet, and finish them with a tassel to the centre of 
each square at the edge. 

PARISIAN SHA WL. 

For a small Shawl, 2ozs. each Pink and White 4-thread German Wool and 1 oz. of Laine Perdrix. 

A large Alliance needle is the best for this shawl, as the beauty of it depends on its being 
soft and loosely done. 

Make a chain of 64 stitches with pink. 



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i st row. Work a long stitch into the 4th, * make 1 chain, miss 2 loops, work 2 long- 
stitches into the next, repeat from *, at the end work 2 long stitches into the last. 

2nd row. Turn, make 5 chain, work 2 long stitches between the 2 long stitches at the 
end of last row, *, make 1 chain, work 3 long stitches into the next 1 chain, repeat from * 
till you come to the centre long stitches in this row, make 1 chain, then work 3 long stitches 
between the 2 centre long stitches, make 1 chain, work 3 more long stitches into the same 
place, repeat from the first * to the end, work 3 long stitches into the last loop, 3rd row turn, 
make 5 chain, work 2 long stitches between the 1st and 2nd of the 3 at the end of last row, 
*, make 1 chain, work 3 long stitches into the next 1 chain, repeat from * 4 times more, 
make 1 chain, work into the next 1 chain 3 long stitches, make 1 chain, work 3 more long 
stitches into the same place, this makes an increasing for the shoulder ; repeat from first * 
to the centre, make 1 chain, work 3 long stitches into the centre, make 1 chain, work 3 more 
long stitches into the same place, *, make 1 chain, work 3 long into the next 1 chain, repeat 
from * 4 times more, make 1 chain, work into the next 1 chain 3 long stitches, make 1 chain, 
work 3 long stitches into the same place, repeat from * to the end, work 3 long stitches into 
the loop of 5 chain at the end, 4th row turn, make 5 chain stitches, work 2 long stitches 
between the 1st and 2nd of 3 at the end of last row, *, make 1 chain, work 3 long stitches 
into the next 1 chain, repeat from * to the centre, increase in the centre the same as in last 
row, repeat from * to the end; work 3 long stitches into the loop of 5 chain at the end, 
repeat the 2 last rows till 10 are done, make the increasing on the shoulder come over the 
former one, discontinue the increasing at the shoulder, but continue it in the centre. Work 
12 rows with pink, 1 row of laine perdrix, 6 rows white, 1 laine perdrix, 1 row white, 2 rows 
pink, all to be done the same as the 4th row ; work along the neck 2 rows of white and 1 of 
laine perdrix, the same as the 4th row, and begin by working into the 3rd hole or space of 
chain stitches, and leave the same at the other end, then work a row of white all round the 
shawl, 2 long stitches, 3 chain, 2 more long stitches into the same place, at the outer edge of 
the shawl and at the collar, work into the 1 chain stitches and up the sides into the end of 
each row, increase at the corners enough to keep the edge flat, a row of ribbon with ends to 
fasten down the centre of the collar, and a ribbon run through the 1st row to tie round the 



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neck, completes this pretty shawl. This shawl may be made to any size by increasing as in 
the 4th row. 

They are also pretty, done in scarlet or violet with white. 

RAISED CABLE KNITTING FQR COUVRE PIED OR QUILT. 

8 ozs. each of Black, Scarlet, Blue, and Gold 8-thread Gerfnan Wool and 3 Pins No. 9 are 
required ; the 3rd Pin must be pointed at both ends. Or for a Quilt, Messrs. Walter 
Evans and Co.’s Knitting Cotton, No. 6, 3-thread, 6 lbs. 

Cast on 20 stitches. 

Knit 6 rows plain knitting. 

7th row. Knit 4, seam 4, turn, knit and seam these last 4 stitches alternately till 1 1 rows 
are done, slip the 4 stitches on to the 3rd pin, and keep this pin to the right side of the 
knitting, seam 4 stitches on to the right-hand pin, seam the 4 stitches on the 3rd pin, seam 4 
more stitches, knit 4. 

8th row. Plain knitting. 

9th row. Knit 4, seam 12, knit 4. 

10th row. Knit 8, turn, seam 4, knit and seam these last 4 stitches alternately till 11 rows 
are done, slip these 4 stitches on to the 3rd pin and keep this pin to the right side, knit 4 
stitches on to the right-hand pin, knit the 4 on the 3rd pin on to the right-hand pin, knit 
the remainder. 

nth row. Knit 4, seam 12, knit 4. 

1 2th row. Plain knitting. 

Repeat from 7th row till i§ yards are done, knit 6 plain rows and cast off, join the stripes 
in single crochet, scarlet to the black with black, blue to the scarlet with scarlet, gold to the 
blue with blue, black to the gold with gold, add a fringe, as shown in the engraving. This 
makes a very handsome counterpane in cotton. 



EXPLANATION OP TERMS USED IN KNITTING. 






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CAST ON. — Make i loop and put it on your pin : take a 2nd pin and knit that stitch, but ^ - < 

without taking the pin out of the first stitch, pass the 2nd stitch on to the pin with it : knit 
another stitch and pass it on to the same pin ; continue in this manner till you have the 
desired number. 

Cast off.— K nit 2 plain stitches, pull the 1st stitch over the 2nd, knit a 3rd stitch, pull 
the 2nd stitch over the 3rd, knit a 4th stitch, pull the 3rd stitch over the 4th ; continue in 
this manner until all the stitches are let off. 

Knit 2 stitches together. — Take 2 of the loops on your left-hand pin, and knit 
them as 1. 

Knit a stitch, taking the back part of the stitch. — Take that part of the loop 
that is farthest from you, and knit it. 

Knit 2 stitches together, taking the back part of the stitches.— Take the 
part that is farthest from you of 2 loops on your left-hand pin, and knit them as 1 with the 
pin that is in your right hand. 

Make* A stitch. — When doing plain knitting, you bring the thread forward between the 
2 pins, this will make a stitch. And another way of doing it is to pick up a loop between 
the stitches, and knit it. To make a stitch when seaming, the thread must be passed round A 

the pin so as to bring it to the same side again. £ } 

Pick up a stitch. — This is done when you wish to increase a stitch ; take up the under 
loop of the next stitch on the left-hand needle from the preceding row, and knit it. 






Explanation of Terms used in Knitting — ( continued ). 













PASS the THREAD IN FRONT. — This is done to increase a stitch ; take the thread you 
are working with, and pass it between the needles to the side of the knitting that is 
towards you. 

Pass the thread round the pin.— Take the thread you are working with, and pass 
it round the pin to the side of the knitting that is towards you, this increases a stitch. 

Pass the thread back. — Is merely to place the wool at that part of the knitting that 
is farthest from you. 

Slip a stitch. — I s to pass a stitch from the left-hand needle to the right, without 
knitting it. 

Slip a stitch the reversed way. — I s 10 pass a stitch in the same manner as before, 
taking that part of the -loop that is towards you. 

Seam a stitch. — Take that part of the loop that is nearest you, . having the wool in 
front of your knitting, and knit. Seaming and purling mean the same thing. 

Cotton or silk forward. — When this occurs, it increases a stitch in a knit row by 
bringing the cotton to the front of the needles. 






INDEX 



Child’s Knitted Sock 
Knitted Sock, larger size ... 

Knitted Sock, 3rd size ... 

Knitted Sock for a Boy 10 years of age... 
Knitted Stockings for a little Boy of 4 or 

5 years of age 

Lady’s Stockings 

Gentleman’s Socks, a very good pattern, 
small size 

Gentleman’s Knitted Socks, a very good 
pattern ... ... 

Gentleman’s Knitted Socks 

Gentleman’s Stockings 
Knitted Stockings for a little Boy from 8 
to 10 years of age .... 

Sleeping Socks 

Raised Knitting in Stripes, with open 
work between. For a Counterpane 
New and Pretty Stitch. For a Couvre 
Pied in Broad and Narrow Stripes... 
Very Pretty Shetland Neckerchief 
Herring-Bone Stitch fora Quilt or Couvre 
Pied 

Raised Ploney-Comb Knitting for Couvre 

Pied 

Gentleman’s Waistcoat ... 

Another Knitted Waistcoat 
Pretty Light Counterpane in Stripes 
Knitted F ringe for Counterpane ... 

Lady’s Comforter and Opera Cap 
Baby’s Shoes 

Baby’s Shoes. A very pretty pattern .. 




Baby’s Shoes. A very simple pattern . . . 
Baby’s Shoes. A very simple pattern, 
small size 

Baby’s Shoes. Very pretty 

Knitted Hood for a Baby. Very pretty 
Shell Knitting for Counterpanes... 

Knitted Cloud or Nubis 

Knitted Shawl with Zephyr Fringe 
Parisian Knitted Shawl, with Vandyke 
Border 

Knitted Petticoat for a Baby 

For a Lady’s Petticoat 

The Alexandra Couvrette... 

Couvre Pied 

Knitted Insertion for Trimming Children’s 
Things 

Knitted Comforter... 

Gentlemen’s Muffattees ... 

Children’s Gaiters 
Knitted Couvre Pied 
Bassinette Cover 

Travelling or Smoking Cap 

Lady’s Gauntlet Mitten 
Gentlemen’s Muffattees ... ... . 

Gentlemen’s Over-Mitten 

Knitted Edging for Trimming Children’s 
Things 

Knitted Carriage Wrapper or Counterpane 
Parisian Shawl 

Raised Cable Knitting for Couvre Pied 
or Quilt 



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